Picture of ongoing construction at the top of the Merdeka 118 tower, posted by a Facebook User.
The iconic tower, which is phase 1 of Merdeka 118, offers 83 floors of office.
Che Danial Afnan, photo receives a lot of reactions from the netizens. In light of speed, the picture has shared by many pages and left many people in wowed.
In his photo, he captioned “View from Merdeka 118. The tallest building in Malaysia and South East Asia. And the second-tallest building in the world upon completion.”
About Merdeka 118 Tower – The Second Tallest Tower In The World
The iconic tower, which is phase 1 of Merdeka 118, offers 83 floors of office. It spaces of about 20,000 sq ft per floor and will have under-floor air-conditioning among other features.
Moreover, the 635m tower will overlook two of Malaysia’s national landmarks – Stadium Negara and Stadium Merdeka.
Apart from that, the silhouette of the tower’s spire mirrors the iconic image of the outstretched hand of Malaysia’s first prime minister Almarhum Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj during the declaration of independence.
The Merdeka 118 tower is now 50% to completion, reaching 111 floors
Halting on the construction works at the tower during the MCO’s first three phases.
Now, preparations had already been made to resume work after the lift of Movement Control Order (MCO), topping out the Merdeka Tower by mid-next year
Besides, there could be an additional two to three months extension of the construction period, as explained by Group CEO Jalil Rasheed at a virtual press conference on the 2019 annual report of PNB and its 2020-2022 strategic plan.
PNB would stagger staff hours at the construction site in order to manage the crowd as well as practice social distancing. It adopts strict guidelines on temperature screening on workers.
“Hence, I guess it will take some time to have an operating pattern and rhythm. But we aim to catch up as much as possible with the time lost.”
Commenting on construction materials, Jalil explained that most of the materials were locally sourced. While those sourced overseas had already been in storage.
PNB Group Chairman Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz said the target of completion is by late 2021.
“We will take up 17 floors and we will be operating four floors of the observation deck. Which are going to be very exciting where you can see most of Kuala Lumpur”, said Zeti.
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